Ocean Kick off at the Hamilton FHT

Hamilton-FHT-Kick-off-webWe were honoured to participate in the Ocean Tablet pilot kickoff with the Hamilton Family Health Team a couple weeks ago; it was a great event, hosted and organized by the FHT (Gilles and team) along with Healthcare Together. There was a lots of excitement in the room as attendees heard how the Ocean Platform will be used to support a wide range of FHT goals, from the strategic plan, to the QI Plan and HIT/QI Objectives.

The HIT team spent considerable time reviewing the platform and determining how it could benefit the FHT in multiple ways. We think their high-level findings can be applied to other family health teams, so we thought we’d share some of them here.  The FHT is planning to use Ocean to support the following goals:


  • Strategic Plan

    Drive patient engagement

    Build capacity

  • QI Plan

    Deploy patient experience surveys

    Improve chronic disease programs

  • QI/HIT Objectives

    Enhance/support office and & clinical practices

    Introduce new technologies

Over 40 physicians signed up to participate in the first phase, representing nineteen different clinics in the Greater Hamilton area. We look forward to hearing about – and sharing – their progress as the largest Family Health Team in Ontario embarks on this multi-faceted project with Ocean Tablets in hand.

Many thanks to Dr. Rob Kerr who took time after his clinic to present to his peers about his own experience over the past year using Ocean with his patients.